Pruning and wiring Shimpaku, along with a repot

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I’ve had this one for almost 10 years now. The last couple years have resulted in a committed design direction. After first major work in December 2018: It was repotted in 2019, with significant root work, and allowed to grow freely for a year. And after detail wiring during the COVID lockdown in April 2020: And of course, it was… Continue reading Pruning and wiring Shimpaku, along with a repot

Losing trees, Japanese Maple

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Almost, anyway. The aggressive wiring, followed by exceptional freezing conditions in January 2020 resulted in a disastrous year for this Japanese Maple. Here it is in December, 2020, as most of the leaves have fallen: After removing leaves Some issues included dieback of secondary branches, followed by coarse new growth, which was wired in the summer: First left branch, showing… Continue reading Losing trees, Japanese Maple